A Vanderbilt estate in the Berkshires has hit the market for $12.5 million
November 19, 2020 - Lenox
A Massachusetts mansion that used to be owned by the Vanderbilts - once America's wealthiest family - is currently on the market.
The manor boasts 13 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, multiple fireplaces, a garage big enough for four cars, a kitchen with high-end appliances and a large butler's pantry.
The 89-acre estate also comes with a number of support buildings including a greenhouse, a butler's cottage, a gardener's cottage, a carriage house, stables and two barns.
It was built in 1886 as a summer cottage for Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane - granddaughter of the family's patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt - and her husband, and given the name Elm Court.
Until 2012, it was owned and operated as a hotel by descendants of the original owners and is even listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
However, in the 1950s, the home fell into a great amount of disrepair, and any potential owners will need some contractors to fix it up.
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